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    This Mind-Blowing Music Video Is Actually 3,454 Oil Paintings

    Illustrator Zachary Johnson took 8 months to create the animated music video for The Sea The Sea's "Waiting."

    This is the music video for "Waiting," the 12th track off of folk duo The Sea The Sea's self-released album, "Love We Are We Love."

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    It's five-and-a-half minutes of audiovisual perfection, and is also OVER THREE THOUSAND individual oil paintings in sequence.

    In an interview with BuzzFeed, artist Zachary Johnson explained how he got involved in making the video.

    He also explained the process of making a five-and-a-half minute rotoscope animation.

    Though it took Johnson five months longer than anticipated, The Sea The Sea's Mira Stanley and Chuck E. Costa (pictured below performing in Duluth, MN) were pretty cool about it.

    And for anyone who's curious, this is what eight months' worth of hand-painted animation looks like stacked on a table.

    More of Johnson's work can be seen on his website, and The Sea The Sea is currently playing shows along the East Coast.